How to make a classic and not-so-classic Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz is a summer favourite for a reason.

Refreshing and moreish, now that the warm weather is here to stay, we’ve got Aperol Spritzes on the brain.

If you’re looking for a recipe to recreate the classic at home, or something new with a bit of a twist, we’ve got some recipes for you to choose from right here.

Classic Aperol Spritz recipe

Ingredients:

  • Prosecco
  • Aperol
  • Soda
  • A slice of orange for each glass
  • Ice

Method:

According to the Aperol website, for the perfect Aperol Spritz you should first fill a wine glass with ice.

Then, mix in equal parts Prosecco and Aperol and a dash of soda.

Garnish with a slice of orange and enjoy.

Source: Aperol

Prosecco Cooler

Ingredients:

  • 20ml Aperol
  • 60ml prosecco
  • 40ml sparkling water
  • Lemon and cucumber slices
  • Lemon juice
  • Mint
  • Ice

Method: 

This one is very similar to the classic Spritz with a sour, minty twist.

Place a slice of lemon, a slice of cucumber, some mint and ice cubes in each glass

Then fill them with the Aperol, prosecco, sparkling water and a splash of lemon juice.

Source: Melanie Zllnr

Aperol Spritz Granita

Ingredients:

  • 250ml Aperol
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 4 mandarin oranges, juiced
  • 250ml Prosecco
  • Lemon slices

Method:

Stir Aperol, lemon juice, mandarin orange juice, and prosecco together. 

Pour the mixture into a shallow dish and put it in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Then take the mixture out and stir it up with a fork. Put it back in the freezer and the stirring/freezing process for two hours.

After that, pour the mixture in glasses and garnish with lemon slices.

Source: Natalie Migliarini on Instagram

The Emissary Aperol Spritz

Ingredients:

90ml The Emissary Prosecco DOCG
90ml Aperol
30ml cranberry juice

Method:

Simply combine all the ingredients in a glass with ice.

Garnish with an orange wedge and a sprig of rosemary, and you’re good to go.

Credit: The Emissary

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